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Politico and selective attention: Eruption of 'terrorist propaganda' on Gettr thrills Trump haters - except it's on Twitter & Facebook, too

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© Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
Former US President Donald Trump tours the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017
The nascent pro-Trump social network Gettr has been inundated by material sympathetic to Islamic State, according to a Politico analysis of its content, which eventually admits Twitter and Facebook are dealing with the same issue.

Wallowing in schadenfreude as it describes the purported IS (formerly ISIS) terrorist organization's sympathizers who've supposedly found a home on the pro-Trump social network that recently sprung up following the ex-president's exile from Twitter, Politico notes that Gettr's "'free speech' policy" will "purportedly... allow users to fully express themselves without the censorship of tech giants."

Which sounds great until the "MAGA exodus to fringe social networks that champion unfettered speech" catches the "attention of supporters of Islamic State and other jihadist groups," the outlet continues, citing "extremism experts."

Comment: The Deep State-approved platforms lost no time in trying to squelch the latest effort to give conservatives and Donald Trump a voice.

Pro-Trump social media app briefly hacked hours after launch


Quenelle

Sheikh Jarrah families refuse 'protected tenants' deal offered by Israeli Supreme Court: 'Ownership is ours'

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© REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun
Protesters take part in a demonstration to show their support for Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood facing eviction during a court hearing, outside the Israeli Supreme Court, in Jerusalem August 2, 2021
Protests against an Israeli court's ruling against Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah residents in May coincided with violence elsewhere in Jerusalem during Ramadan, including the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli police, which together helped set off 11 days of rocket bombardments by Hamas and airstrikes in Gaza by the Israeli Air Force.

On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court postponed its ruling on an appeal to a lower court's decision to allow four Palestinian families to be evicted from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, saying it had not sufficiently heard arguments from both sides of the case.

Comment: The residents of Sheik Jarrah have decades of evidence that Israel has no intentions of sticking to any deal they might "agree" to. Here, for instance, is Benjamin Netanyahu boasting about how he will exploit loopholes in the 1993 Oslo Agreement to continue to push Palestinians off their land. Why would today's Palestinians expect anything different?




Bad Guys

My own country of Canada just kicked me out because my Covid immunity was acquired naturally and not from a vaccine

Public Health Agency of Canada staff airport, vaccine passport

Public Health Agency of Canada staff stand at their positions at Vancouver International Airport
I went home to visit my mother. Canada tried to force me into a Covid detention facility threatening fines and police action as they don't recognize my natural immunity. I had no choice but to immediately fly back to Europe.

At the time of writing, I'm at an altitude of exactly 11,277m, 5,230km away from Vancouver, Canada, and 3,159km from my stopover in Munich, Germany, en route back to Paris, France. Where I really should be is relaxing on the backyard patio or in the jacuzzi at my home near Vancouver with a cold drink on a hot summer day. Instead, I'm on a Lufthansa flight heading back to Paris - just a few hours after arriving across the ocean on a 10-hour flight - because my own country's officials kicked me out. All because I committed the apparent violation of trying to re-enter my own country with proof of naturally acquired Covid-19 antibodies made by my own immune system post-recovery rather than those generated by the manmade Covid-19 vaccine about which much is still to be learned.

Daily life for a Covid-19 survivor with natural immunity from the disease is not for the faint of heart. As someone with a high level of laboratory tested antibodies whose levels have yet to drop even after several months post-illness, my doctor has advised against vaccination. Much is obviously still to be learned about the Covid jabs, still in stage 3 of clinical trials and considered experimental by health authorities - particularly with reports abounding of breakthrough cases of vaccinated people catching and spreading Covid.

NPC

Radical wokeness: Dove & BBC demonstrate that brands will destroy own reputation to support the destruction of women's sport

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© Getty Images / Wally Skalij
Laurel Hubbard
If the race to be 'wokest' was an Olympic sport, big brands and global media would be leading the field with their destruction of their own reputations to support the downfall of women's sport in the name of social justice.

A rare breed of radical woke one-upmanship has emerged among big brands and global media who seem hell-bent on destroying their own reputations and relationships with loyal customers to posture as the most politically correct.

Toiletries giant Dove's lack of social media tact sparked fury among female customers when celebrating born-male athlete Laurel Hubbard's inclusion at Tokyo 2020 and promoting further repeats of women's sport being obliterated in favor of a physically stronger athlete with an unfair advantage.

Comment: The wallet-vote will wake them up soon enough. The next financial quarter for these companies may be an eye-opener.


Book 2

In a New Book, Longtime Agnostic Dumps Darwin

Darwin, origin of species
© Discovery Institute Press
Neil Thomas was a steadfast Darwinist, until an unexpected event.

"I had something of an epiphany in a nightmare that Darwinism could not be true," he said. "I decided to read around a bit to see if this subconscious flash of insight could be true, and my research (which was diligent) confirmed the theory to be absurd."

"I realized I had been conned," he said. "I felt there was something dishonest about the huge claims made by Darwinism compared with the negligible evidence to support the thesis."

He was so alarmed by this conclusion that he felt impelled to write a book as a sort of warning call to humanity: "Beware! You have been fooled!"

That book has just been released by Discovery Institute Press: Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design.

Mr. Potato

Surprise, surprise: Matt Damon shows sympathy for Trump supporters, and is now called to task by the left for past verbal sins

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© REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Matt Damon at news conference for 'Stillwater' at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
Liberal actor Matt Damon is learning that honesty isn't the best marketing tool in today's politically correct world, as he's on the cancel culture chopping block for admitting he used to use the "f-slur for homosexual."

The 'Good Will Hunting' star has found his name making waves on social media, which would usually be a good thing for an actor headlining a new film - but few are talking about his latest movie, 'Stillwater'.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, the actor recalled how he had used the "f-slur for homosexual" in front of his daughter only months ago, offending her so much that she left the room.

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Cell Phone

#OccupyCongress trends on Twitter, so why are there no headlines on insurrection?

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© Twitter/ RepMcGovern
Progressives angry at lawmakers' failure to extend the eviction moratorium, thus potentially leaving millions of Americans on the streets, called for the 'occupation' of Congress, prompting parallels with the events of January 6.

The hashtag #OccupyCongress briefly shot to the top 10 of Twitter's US trends on Sunday, with dozens of progressives demanding the House come back from its six-week recess and reinstate a federal ban on evictions which expired on Saturday.


Comment: It's funny that the Dems are blaming Republicans for the failure to pass this bill when Trump was the one who ordered the eviction moratorium an its extension during his presidency in order to foil the Dems plan to have millions being thrown out of their houses on an election year. It's hilarious that now they're acting like they were for it all along and it's the evil Republicans who want people evicted.

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NPC

Nikole Hannah-Jones and the affirmative-action paradox

Nikole Hannah-Jones
There are few better illustrations of the difference between the currently acceptable narrative about race and actual reality than the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure saga at the University of North Carolina (UNC). The media would have you believe that an award-winning journalist applied for a job for which she was easily qualified, but after she experienced extraordinary racist abuse, she accepted an alternative position at a historically black university instead.

In the summer of 2020, UNC began negotiating with Hannah-Jones about a Knight Chair faculty position in the School of Journalism, and she was sent a formal offer letter in February 2021. However, despite Hannah-Jones' status as a Pulitzer Prize, Peabody Award and National Magazine Award winner, this initial letter did not include an offer of tenure.

Some at first suspected this denial of tenure had something to do with NHJ's politics. But more sinister rumours were afoot. Major protests rocked the UNC campus, and more than 30 faculty members signed a formal statement decrying the denial of tenure as 'racist'. Finally, at the end of June, the UNC trustees did the right thing, and approved her tenure by a vote of nine to four. However, offended by this apparent insult, NHJ announced, several months later, that she would not accept UNC's offer at all - instead she decided to join the faculty at the elite and almost all-black Howard University.

Much of this storyline is complete fantasy. Firstly, before activist media became involved, NHJ was happy to sign UNC's initial offer - which was apparently a completely standard academic offer letter. It noted that her position would not be 'inherently tenured', but also that it would likely produce tenure 'at the end of the contract'.

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Snakes in Suits

Coronavirus billionaires segregate themselves on luxury private islands as ordinary people told they can't travel

Larry Page
© EMMANUEL DUNAND via Getty Images/Composite
News that billionaire Google co-founder Larry Page has been hiding out on and buying isolated private islands in Fiji to avoid tourists who aren't allowed in once again underscores how the elite is using the fallout from the pandemic to segregate themselves from the general public.

Page has been living off grid for over a year and forced a state-owned news website to remove an article about his activities that was also de-listed by Google in an apparent effort to conceal his location.

"He has spent months in Fiji during the coronavirus pandemic - mostly on the island of Tavarua - and it has been rumored the billionaire has bought at least one island in the country's Mamanuca archipelago," reports the Daily Mail.

"Page has also been spotted an a smaller island called Namotu - which a sailor named Lorenzo Cipriani claimed Page bought in a blog post in August."

Page, who has a net worth of $117 billion, making him the sixth-wealthiest person in the world, was able to take advantage of Fiji's 'Blue Lane' program, which "lets the super wealthy visit the archipelago on their superyachts and private jets, even when other travelers were banned."

So while Page gets to enjoy a sumptuous view of the South Pacific while being attended to on his luxury private island by 30 staff waiting on him, ordinary people who have lost their jobs, businesses and homes due to the lockdown aren't even allowed to travel there.

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Handcuffs

Craig Murray's jailing is the national security state's latest assault on independent journalism

Craig Murray
Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of "jigsaw identification".

Murray is also the first person to be jailed in Britain for contempt of court in half a century - a period when such different legal and moral values prevailed that the British establishment had only just ended the prosecution of "homosexuals" and the jailing of women for having abortions.


Murray's imprisonment for eight months by Lady Dorrian, Scotland's second most senior judge, is of course based entirely on a keen reading of Scottish law rather than evidence of the Scottish and London political establishments seeking revenge on the former diplomat. And the UK supreme court's refusal on Thursday to hear Murray's appeal despite many glaring legal anomalies in the case, thereby paving his path to jail, is equally rooted in a strict application of the law, and not influenced in any way by political considerations.

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